The Philadelphia School District will give families more time to request that their children repeat a grade, Superintendent William Hite announced at a Thursday Board of Education meeting. | From: Chalkbeat Philadelphia (Read more.)
The fee on loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took effect in December and was meant to cover projected losses due to the pandemic. It added $1,000 or more to the average cost of refinancing. | From: The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)
Families nationwide begin receiving child tax credit payments from the federal government last week, but some worry the poorest Americans may never see a dollar. | From: The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)
CCP’s move is part of a larger effort by colleges nationally to assist students whose education may have been disrupted or negatively affected by the pandemic. | From: The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)
Air purifiers using technology developed by NASA will be in every Philadelphia public school classroom when students return in August, officials said Thursday, addressing a key teachers’ union concern.
Educators ridiculed and protested a plan rolled out in February to install fans in under-ventilated rooms as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. | From Metro Philadelphia (Read more.)
A new digital platform has been launched in Philly to bring together those offering jobs and those seeking them. PropelPHL is being billed as a first-of-its-kind site that joins together job-seekers, business owners, and workforce training programs. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
After several years of seeing Philadelphia fail to meaningfully diversify the city’s booming construction and building trades, Black workers want change. More than 50 construction labor unions call the greater Philadelphia region home but only one, the Laborers District Council Local 332, has a predominantly Black membership. | From: WHYY (Read more.)